Haemanthus dasyphyllus belongs to the Liliaceae (the Lily family). It is an evegreen herb that is native to Langberg and Kubiskouberg in the Western Cape, South Africa. This herb grows on shale deposits some 900 m above sea level, and up to a height of about 30 cm. The bulbs have imbricate and distichous tunics. The leaves are lanceolate, covered by soft, white hairs. The leaves are held erect, are twisted and spotted with red at the base. The flower is bright coral pink to scarlet and enclosed by 5-6 spathe valves. Peduncles are occasionally covered in soft, white hairs.